Joe Pasquale to tour again in SOME MOTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM





After a highly acclaimed and previously sold-out tour in 2018, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back by popular demand and will tour the UK in 2020. Joe Pasquale returns as the loveable but accident-prone Frank Spencer in the stage production of the classic 1970s TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.  Sarah Earnshaw is returning as his long-suffering wife Betty and Susie Blake his disapproving mother-in-law, Mrs Fisher.  Further casting to be announced. The stage adaptation is by Guy Unsworth, based on the original TV series by Raymond Allen. Guy Unsworth will also be directing.

The 2020 UK Tour of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will begin at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Wednesday 26 February 2020.  

Comedian Joe Pasquale has delighted audiences with his live stand-up tours for over 30 years. Along the way he’s voiced characters for Hollywood movies Garfield: A Tale of Two Kittens and Horton Hears A Who!, children’s television animation Frankenstein’s Cat and starred in The Muppets’ 25th Anniversary Show. Joe made his theatrical debut in 1999 in Larry Shue’s The Nerd, followed by the touring productions of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Mel Brooks’s The Producers. In addition, Joe took part recently in ITV1’s The All New Monty: Who Bares Wins. He was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’ in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here in 2004, appeared on five Royal Variety Performances, hosted his own ITV special An Audience with Joe Pasquale, at times hosted The Paul O’Grady Show for Channel 4 and hosted the long-running television series The Price is Right for ITV. Other recent TV credits include a celebrity edition of Total WipeoutGuinness World Records Smashed and Virgin One’s The Prisoner X.

Sarah Earnshaw most recently starred as Connie in The Nightingales (Theatre Royal Bath & UK Tour) and Jennifer Lore in the UK Tour of Nativity – The Musical. Her other theatre credits include Travels With My Aunt (Chichester Festival), The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (West End and UK Tour) and the original London cast of Wicked.

Susie Blake regularly appeared in the TV series and comedy specials of Victoria Wood, Russ Abbot and Stanley Baxter, and is perhaps particularly loved as the Continuity Announcer in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV.  She is soon to appear in Boeing Boeing (UK Tour) and has just finished filming The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC One). She is known for playing regular Bev Unwin in Coronation Street from 2003 to 2006 and again in 2015, and regular Hillary Nicholson in Mrs Brown’s Boys.  Her films include Fierce Creatures and Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!. Her theatre credits include The Mirror Crack’d (UK Tour), Grumpy Old Women Live 2 & 3When We Are Married (West End), Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre), Madame Morrible in Wicked (West End) and Belinda Blair in Noises Off (National Theatre). 

Joe Pasquale said, “After 30 years in show business, this has been the role of a lifetime for me, so to be bringing it back again, this time to a wider audience, is a dream come true. Alongside Sarah Earnshaw’s brilliant Betty, the Spencers are hitting the road again, bigger and better than ever before… it’s going to be a disaster!”.

Writer and director of the stage adaptation, Guy Unsworth said, “We never imagined how much love there would be for this new story of Frank and Betty, both from critics and audiences alike. I’m so pleased that these incredible cast members are returning, led of course by the irreplaceable Joe Pasquale, who is unmissable as Frank”.

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em will be directed by Guy Unsworth and designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design by Ian Horrocks-Taylor and choreography by Jenny Arnold.

The UK Tour will be produced by Limelight Productions.



Twitter: @somemothersuk


26 – 29 February                                   Churchill Theatre, Bromley                              020 3285 6000


3 – 7 March                                           Lighthouse, Poole                                            01202 280000


10 – 14 March                                       Nottingham Theatre Royal                                0115 989 5555


16 – 21 March                                       Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham                        01242 572573


21 – 25 April                                          Blackpool Grand Theatre                                  01253 290190


12 – 16 May                                          Newcastle Theatre Royal                                  0844 811 2121

                                                                                          On sale soon

18 – 23 May                                          Birmingham The Alexandra                              0844 871 3011

                                                                            On sale soon

2 – 6 June                                             St Helens Theatre Royal                                   01744 756 000


16 – 20 June                                         Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury                            01227 787787

                                                                                               On sale soon

7 – 11 July                                            Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford                                01483 440 000

                                                                                     On sale soon

14 – 18 July                                          Palace Theatre, Southend                                01702 351135


Further venues to be announced.